Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen

Cincinnati’s premier cooking class space!

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen offers cooking classes and a state-of-the-art learning experience where chefs and other food and wellness educators make sustainability and mindfulness into a delicious and edifying experience.

Built in an exquisitely renovated, 100-year-old, two-story barn, cooking classes in the kitchen offer space for a chef to work with as many as eight different two-person teams at a time. Additionally, the space features closed-circuit TV, with two cameras capturing the lecture for an enhanced learning environment for 50 guests.

The Teaching Kitchen was built in consultation with the Culinary Institute of American and is intended for cooking classes geared toward using fresh-grown ingredients in such a way that promotes bodily health and mental well-being.  It is also a regular host of the University of Cincinnati Center for Integrative Health and Wellness to teach medical students and other health professionals valuable nutrition information, culinary skills and self-care practices. More information on these community classes can be found here.

For cooking class information, booking and availability, contact Mary Joseph at mary@turnerfarm.org

CANCELLATION POLICY: Due to the limited space availability, all payments for Turner Farm educational and cooking classes are non-refundable. In the event of inclement weather, classes proceed provided that the weather is safe for visitors to be on the farm. Turner Farm reserves the right to cancel events for any reason with a full refund provided to each participant.

TEACHING KITCHEN COOKING CLASSES

Sold Out: Pre-Teen Cooking Class: Breakfast Cookery

4:30-6:15 pm, Tuesday, November 13

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will be hosting a number of classes specifically for pre-teens to learn and foster culinary skills that will last a lifetime. This week’s class will focus on an essential skill for anyone –breakfast cookery! From omelets to fluffy pancakes and smoothies to boot, there’s no age restriction on making food from scratch. Act fast as there are only a few spots to maximize hands-on time.

Ages 8-12 years old.

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $60

After November 5: $70

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Pairing Wine and Food Workshop

6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday, November 14

Pairing wine with food can be complicated, but there are guiding principles that can help you navigate through any sense of trepidation. This class is meant for those already comfortable with wine on a basic level, but want to step up their game. This class will include a sampling of various wines (and styles), each paired with a delicious dish.

Early Registration: $70

After November 7th: $80

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Sold Out–Pie Making Workshop

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, November 15

Pies are great year-round, but November is usually a pivotal time when people dust off their pie tin and get rolling. Join the Teaching Kitchen team for a workshop covering how to make flaky pie crusts and irresistible pie fillings, along with tips for making pies in advance and ideas for elevating crusts and fillings. All participants will make their own mini pie during the class, as well as extra pie crust and filling to take home to make more! Act fast as there are few spots available for maximum hands-on time!

Early Registration: $80

After November 7: $90

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SOLD OUT–Parent & (Pre)Teen Class: Manicotti 

4:30-6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 27

The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will be hosting a number of classes specifically for pre-teens and teens to learn and foster culinary skills that will last a lifetime, but this class is a little more focused on bringing together parents and kids through cooking, creating lasting memories. This week’s class will focus on working together (parent & child) to build your own manicotti, including making ricotta and crepes from scratch. Chef will also cover how to make these in bulk and freeze extras for dinner in a snap. The hands-on class will be limited in size so act fast!

All adults must be accompanied by a child, or teen (ages 8-17), and all children must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

Please notify us if you, or your child, has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Sold Out–Tantalizing Tidbits: The How-To’s of Easy, Irresistible Appetizers 

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, November 29

Many of us have been invited to a party, or get-together, and asked to bring an appetizer…then either forgot all about it until the day of, or got stuck on what to make for so long, that you just bring a pre-made platter from the grocery store. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team for a hands-on evening filled with learning about (and cooking) easy, elegant appetizers that will wow anyone. Chef will also cover how to keep your freezer stocked with a few appetizer staples that can be served in a pinch. Students will also learn how to build stylish cheese platters and enjoy everything made during the class with wine for of age participants.

Early Registration: $65

After November 20: $75

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Holiday Gifts

11 am-1 pm, Tuesday, December 4

2-3 pm, Tuesday, December 4

Morning and Afternoon Sessions Available!

Kick back, relax, and watch Chef Stephanie show you how to build and design an assortment of food-based gifts to inspire you to put on an apron and give your loved ones a heartfelt, from scratch, present. This class will include culinary demonstrations from Chef Stephanie with a plethora of decorating ideas and an assortment of recipes for each participant to take home. Each guest will also be able to take home one gift already made and packaged for you!

Early Registration: $25

After November 26: $30

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Healthy Holiday Desserts

11:30 am-1:30 pm, Tuesday, December 11

Winter holidays always bring an abundance of sweets and treats, but learning to make delicious desserts from scratch allows you to control what ingredients actually make the cut. Join the Teaching Kitchen team in a hands-on class focused on showing you how to build better desserts that don’t fall short. This class will be extremely hands-on and participants will be able to bring home items created during the class. Lunch will also be provided.

Early Registration: $80

After December 3 : $90

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Culinary Competencies: Knife Skills

11:30 am-2 pm, Tuesday, January 8

Bring in the new year by either honing your culinary skills, or developing new ones. This class will focus on helping you gain more dexterity and confidence with holding and using chef knives. The Teaching Kitchen team will cover not only how to properly hold a knife, how to safely and efficiently slice, chop, and dice a myriad of ingredients, but will also take the class through the process of sharpening and caring for your kitchen knives. Students will use their newly honed skills to create Korean bibimbap—a beautiful dish full of color—perfect for combating the grey skies of January. Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Early Registration: $70

After January 1 : $80

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Teen Culinary Competencies: Knife Skills

4:30 -6 pm, Tuesday, January 8

The New Year is the best time to hone your culinary skills or developing new ones. This teen-only class will focus on gaining more dexterity and confidence with holding and using chef knives—an essential step for anyone who wants to safely and efficiently cook. The Teaching Kitchen team will cover not only how to properly hold a knife, but also how to safely and efficiently slice, chop, and dice a myriad of ingredients. Students will use their newly honed skills to create an extremely colorful dish called Korean bibimbap: perfect to combat the grayness of the winter.  Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Ages 14-19  

Early Registration: $65

After January 1 : $75

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Date Night: Winter Pastas

6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, January 10

Pastas have a way of warming ourselves from the inside, especially during winter. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on night making pasta from scratch — perfect for cold winter nights with your significant other, or best friend. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk you through crucial steps of making fresh pasta, rolling the dough out like a pro, as well as how to make sumptuous sauces to accompany perfectly cooked pastas. You’ll learn to make Winter Squash Carbonara, Sweet Potato Ravioli with Caramelized Onions and Thyme, as well as Farm Fresh Kale, Lemon, and Pecorino Salad. The class will then sit down together to enjoy dinner comprised dishes made during the class, as well as a few extras.

Early Registration: $125/couple

After January 2: $150/couple

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Culinary Competencies: Stocks + Soups

11:30 am-2 pm, Tuesday, January 15

Stocks + Soups is designed as a hands-on workshop to explain the process of making stock, and how to prepare stocks and soups cost-efficiently. The Teaching Kitchen Team will provide tips and tricks to make the most out of your produce and meat trim to create flavorful stocks. Additionally, the class will cover the difference stocks such as beef, chicken, and vegetable stock (and how to make them at home), as well as how to use stocks throughout your cooking to produce more flavorful dishes beyond soups. Students will make their own soups, perfect for winter time as well and lunch will be included. Soups include French Onion, Potato Leek, and Sweet Potato and Lentil.

Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Early Registration: $80

After January 7: $90

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Teen Culinary Competencies: Favorite Winter Soups

 4:30-6 pm, Tuesday, January 15

Winter time is the perfect opportunity for anyone, of any age, to learn how to make warming and satisfying soups from scratch. This teen-only class will cover favorites like French onion, potato leek, as well as broccoli and cheddar soup. Students will get to learn essential steps in making soup and take home their creations.

Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Ages 13-19

Early Registration: $65

After January 7th: $75

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Winter Salads

 11:30 am-1 pm, Wednesday, January 16

Let Chef Stephanie help brighten up your winter salad options! Stop by the barn studio for an extended lunch hour where guests will get to watch culinary demonstrations focused on vibrant, energizing salads that will bring light and energy into dark winter days. You will get plenty of ideas, recipes, and lunch filled with winter salads.

Early Registration: $35

After January 9: $45

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Cheese 101 with Urban Stead Cheese Co.

 11 am-1 pm, Saturday, January 19

Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for an early Saturday afternoon class to gain some “street ched” and meet the masterminds (and cheesemaker!) behind Urban Stead Cheese Company. Owners, Andrea and Scott, will walk you through an overview on how cheeses are produced from cow to curd, share their cheese making story, and guide you through a tasting of their luscious cheeses alongside some accoutrements. Be sure to not miss this opportunity!

Early Registration: $35

After Jan 5: $45

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Culinary Competencies: Searing + Sauces

11:30 am-2 pm, Tuesday, January 22

Bring in the new year by either honing your culinary skills, or developing new ones. This class will focus on building elegant and flavorful pan sauces by understanding fundamental cooking techniques such as searing and roasting. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen team will walk you through getting a perfect, golden brown sear and perfectly cooked inside to your foods, while highlighting essential steps in creating pan sauces that will elevate the whole meal. Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Tentative menu: Seared Duck Breast, Fig & Red Wine Pan Sauce, Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Sauteed Kale

Early Registration: $75

After January 14: $85

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Teen Culinary Competencies: Baking

 4:30-6 pm, Tuesday, January 22

Bring in the new year by either honing your culinary skills, or developing new ones. This teen class will focus on the sweeter side of the kitchen—baking! The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk the class through some essential baking techniques—everything from reading a recipe accurately to understanding how ingredients interact in baking. Students will make cake and frosting from scratch and receive decorating tips and tricks to design their own cake to bring home.

Few spots will be available to maximize hands-on time and coaching!

Ages 13-19

Please notify us if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

Early Registration: $70

After January 14: $80

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Date Night: Winter Risotto 

 6:30-8:30 pm, Thursday, January 24

Nothing expresses love like making risotto for those you care about. Join the Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on night making risotto from scratch — perfect for cold winter nights with your significant other, or best friend. The Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen will walk you through crucial steps of making a perfectly creamy risotto, as well as how to make modify a foundation to create a variety of risottos including roasted mushroom & pea risotto and butternut squash & saffron risotto. The TK team will also teach the class to make salted caramel budino. The class will then sit down together to enjoy dinner comprised dishes made during the class, as well as a few extras.

Cost: $110 per couple

Early Registration: $110

After January 16: $135

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Whole Grain Lecture

 11:30 am-1 pm, Tuesday, January 29

If you’re someone who wants to diversify your pantry and break away from just the rice and quinoa, join the Turner Farm Teach Kitchen team for an hour and a half lecture on the wide world of whole grains.

All participants will be able to try a multitude of whole grain dishes that highlight their diversity and will leave with a robust recipe packet. Chef will cover the differences in whole grains, what cooking techniques work best for what, and how to incorporate them more frequently within your own life.

Early Registration: $35

After Jan 15: $45

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